Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist comes to Boulder Nov. 3

Yekwon Sunwoo has weighty sonatas by Schubert and Rachmaninoff in his luggage

By Peter Alexander

Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo always travels with his music.


Yekown Sonwoo. Photo credit: Jeremy Enlow/Cliburn

“Even if I know the piece well,” he says. While on tour, he adds, “I try to go back to the score and look closely, hoping that I’m not forgetting anything.”

The Gold Medal Winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Sunwoo comes to Boulder on Friday, Nov. 3 for a solo recital in Macky Auditorium. His luggage will include two weighty sonatas — the Sonata in C minor D958 of Schubert, and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor — as well as two pieces that are easier to carry around, if not to play — Percy Grainger’s rare “Ramble on the Last Love-duet” and Ravel’s La Valse.

Read more in Boulder Weekly.

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Cliburn Saturday Final RoundYekwon Sunwoo, piano
Van Cliburn Gold Medal Winner

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3
Macky Auditorium



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